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A coat of render can transform your property’s appearance for the better, adding a uniform finish to exterior walls over brickwork, pebbledash or other materials. With that in mind, it’s crucial to choose the right render colour for your home.
Whether it’s your own property or one of your clients’ homes, it’s only natural that you want to use the best (and most suitable) building materials for the job. Render work is no exception, and there are a range of different rendering systems to choose from.
Rendering your house is a simple and effective way to refresh its appearance and keep it protected from the elements. However, as with many external home improvements, planning permission is a key consideration.
Coloured render offers a stylish appearance that brickwork and pebbledash simple can’t compete with. It’s a long-lasting alternative to paint, providing much more exterior protection for your home.
Roof coatings are an effective way to protect your roof from the weather. While they all have one thing in common – coating your roof – there are several types of roof coating which offer different benefits as well as varying lifespans.
Old homes have a number of benefits over their modern counterparts. They’re packed full of character, with various features reflecting the style and character of yesteryear. You’ll typically find they’re a bit more robust than newer houses too, especially some of the fast-tracked new-builds we see today.
Humidity, damp and condensation are all related problems within the home. They typically become more noticeable – and more problematic – in the colder months. But they’ll no doubt be on your mind throughout the year, given that they can cause health problems if left untreated.
Exterior masonry paint and exterior wall coatings both perform a similar function – they cover the outside of your walls. To many, they’ll even sound like the exact same thing. However, dig a little deeper, and you’ll find a number of key differences that set these two apart…
Pebbledash is a common feature on houses across the UK. Also known as roughcast, it has both functional and decorative qualities when covering your walls. However, over time, it can become worn, discoloured and even cracked – or you might simply think it looks dated.
Covering the outside of your walls has benefits for both their appearance and function. However, that depends on how exactly you’re covering them. Two of the most popular options are paint and exterior wall coatings, like Corksol.
Insulation is a vital feature for any building. It reduces heat loss, improves energy efficiency and can even prevent the build-up of condensation, damp and mould. As you can expect, walls play a key part in this. But how do you insulate them on the inside without requiring extensive work?